We know how important it is for you to get credit for classes you've taken and continue your academic journey at USF.
Any university level (for example, UC or CSU transferable) course from a regionally accredited college or university earned with a C- or higher will transfer to USF. Remedial or vocational courses are not transferable. In addition, graduate coursework or non-university-level courses will not transfer to USF.
There is no limit to the total number of credits that can be transferred in; however, all students must complete 44 semester units at USF to complete the minimum residency requirement.
Understanding Your Transfer Credit
If you are admitted to USF, you will receive an online degree evaluation that shows how your previous coursework has transferred to USF, and which requirements you’ve already satisfied. The time needed to complete your degree will depend on your total number of credits and their distribution toward USF graduation requirements.
Recommended Coursework: The USF Core Curriculum
Unless you are a nursing major, specific coursework is not required to transfer to the University of San Francisco. However, if you are planning on transferring to USF in the future, we recommend that you take classes that will meet our core curriculum requirements.
California Two-Year Colleges
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
The IGETC is not required for admission to the University of San Francisco. However, if you have completed the IGETC, USF will waive all of our Core Curriculum requirements except for:
Area A1: Public Speaking
Area A2: Rhetoric and Composition (must be completed at USF)
Area D1: Philosophy
Area D2: Theology
Area D3: Ethics
Community-Engaged Learning (must be completed at USF)
Foreign Language (if applicable)
The University of San Francisco has articulation acknowledgments for over 60 California two-year colleges. These agreements provide a list of specific courses at each college that will meet USF’s Core Curriculum graduation requirements. These acknowledgments are a menu of course options for planning purposes, but you don’t need to fulfill each area to be eligible for transfer to USF.
You can earn college credit for qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Lean more about AP/IB/College credit.
In order to receive credit from examinations, you need to have official scores sent to USF from the testing agency directly.
By Email or Electronic Delivery:
Office of Admission
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117